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Creating Linkage Permutations to Prevent Self-Intersection and Enable Deployable Networks of Thick-Origami

Penelitian - Origami concepts show promise for creating complex deployable systems. However, translating origami to thick (non-paper) materials introduces challenges, including that thick panels do not flex to facilitate folding and the chances for self-intersection of components increase.

Alden Yellowhorse of the Dept. Mechanical Engineering of Brigham Young University in Provo and colleagues introduces methods for creating permutations of linkage-based, origami-inspired mechanisms that retain desired kinematics but avoid self-intersection and enable their connection into deployable networks.

Penelitian Creating Linkage Permutations to Prevent Self-Intersection and Enable Deployable Networks of Thick-Origami

Methods for reconfiguring overconstrained linkages and implementing them as modified origami-inspired mechanisms are proved and demonstrated for multiple linkage examples. Equations are derived describing the folding behavior of these implementations. The team reported to Scientific Reports.

An approach for designing networks of linkage-based origami vertices is demonstrated and applications for tessellations are described. The results offer the opportunity to exploit origami principles to create deployable systems not previously feasible.



Journal : Alden Yellowhorse et al. Creating Linkage Permutations to Prevent Self-Intersection and Enable Deployable Networks of Thick-Origami, Scientific Reports, 28 August 2018, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-31180-4

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